One More Day!

It is the final day of the Wildlife Trust’s crowdfunder appeal raising money for our Secrets of the Solent project. This project is all about protecting the fabulous marine wildlife and habitats of the Solent, including seagrass meadows, chalk reefs and rocky sponge gardens, which are home to seahorses and sea bass, seals, colourful anemones, sea squirts and cuttlefish.

Every £1 we raise gives us the chance to unlock an extra £9.85 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which will allow us to work with local people and partners to keep the Solent special.

The crowdfunder page closes at 11.59pm on the 12th October, find out more using the link below and please support the sea life of the Solent if you can.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/wildandwonderful

The Solent is often dismissed as a grey bit of boring water between Hampshire the Isle of Wight, but in reality it is packed with wildlife. It is very sheltered and includes the three eastern Harbours which hold some of the highest densities of wintering shorebirds found anywhere. What happens under the waves might seem unimportant but it is the health of this environment that provides the eelgrass beds for the brent geese and mudflat invertebrates for the thousands of waders.

The Solent sits at a global crossroads for birds, its value is because it is not open coast and includes mudflats and saltmarshes, in many ways what we perceive as “boring” about it is what makes it so important.

As you can see the crowdfunder means that for every £1 given £10.85 will be available for conservation work, a truly great multiplier! There is just one day left and every pound counts, it is not often a £10 donation can do over £100 conservation, so if you can help please do, the Solent needs champions.

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