It's a time for celebration here at the Wildlife Trust, as we complete the first year of our four-year marine project, Secrets of the Solent. The activity of these initial 12 months has been matched by the excitement and promise we've encountered at every turn, and there's still so much to look forward to.
The most impressive thing about our first year has been, without a doubt, the response from local communities. Our call for Marine Champions and Marine Ambassadors - passionate volunteers who play a central role in our work - has been overwhelmingly positive. Over 100 people have now signed up, and we've run two sets of specialist training to help them get the most from their time with us.