Paying for plastic: Has the plastic bag charge worked?

Hannah Cooper, Final Straw Foundation We know plastic bags can cause havoc if they enter the marine environment. Often confused for food such as jellyfish or algae, plastic bags are ingested by countless marine creatures. This leaves them with stomachs full of plastic and, unable to ingest anything else with nutritious value, these creatures often…

Celebrating Chichester Harbour Photography Competition!

**Entry is now closed** Please book your tickets to see the exhibition here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/chichester/jubilee-hall-new-park-community-centre-chichester/photography-awards-celebrating-chichester-harbour/2023-10-07/18:30/t-qjyovlm Calling all photography enthusiasts and nature lovers! We are thrilled to announce our Chichester Harbour Photography Competition, an opportunity to showcase your creative prowess while celebrating the breathtaking beauty of Chichester Harbour. The competition is organised by the Friends of Chichester…

International Day of Action for Rivers March 14th 2023

Exploring our extraordinary chalk streams We are unbelievably lucky to be based on the south coast of England, nestled between the beautiful Solent and the South Downs National Park. Not only are we close to the ocean, which we are working hard to protect, but our position at the foot of the South Downs also…

Celebrating World Whale Day

Today we celebrate World Whale Day! These amazing creatures are a magnificent component of our marine environment in the UK and beyond. However, threats from plastic pollution are putting the lives of these majestic animals in danger. Join us to explore the types of whales we can find on our shores, and how plastic pollution…

Solent Wildlife Series: Part 3, Birds

By Hannah Cooper, Campaign Assistant  In our previous two blog posts (habitats and sealife), we explored some of the amazing habitats and marine wildlife that we have here on our South Coast. But now we would like for you to turn your eyes to the skies of the Solent and join us to learn about…