DNREC announced the cancellation today, May 17, of the Milford-area event because of all the rain the area has received and the forecast for more.

UPDATE: Friday, May 17

Expected inclement weather has caused cancellation of this year’s Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival which was to take place Saturday, May 19 at DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve near Milford.

DNREC announced the cancellation today, May 17, in a press release. No make-up date is planned.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Wednesday, May 16

The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, 2992 Lighthouse Road, Milford, will host its ninth annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m May 19.

Admission is free. The festival will be held rain or shine, except in the case of severe weather or flooding.

Festivities, educational activities and food available for purchase will be featured. Attendees also will receive an Estuary Eco-Challenge passport to be stamped as they participate in a series of Eco-Station activities. The Eco-Stations will provide visitors with opportunities to identify shorebirds, get close to live horseshoe crabs and other aquatic species, create a craft and learn about aquatic species that live in the Delaware Bay.

Visitors also will have viewing opportunities from the center’s deck to see the interaction between horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, including federally-listed red knots. DNREC’s Delaware Shorebird Project Team members will identify the shorebirds along the shoreline surrounding the center.

Ample parking will be available at the Lacy E. Nichols Jr. Cedar Creek Boating Access Area, with a shuttle running to the center throughout the day.

For more, visit de.gov/dnc or call 422-1329.