A new nature reserve in Selsey is about to be created.
The final stages of a multi-million-pound coastal protection scheme will allow the sea to gently flow into a new area at Medmerry. The area, over time, will develop into a saltmarsh habitat for wildlife such as birds, water voles and reptiles.
The site is designed to help replace important wildlife habitats which have been lost around the Solent. Depending on weather, the work is set to begin on Wednesday.
Wildlife will begin to populate the area over the next couple of years.