Two locks on the River Stour will be refurbished thanks to a £40,000 environmental grant.
It means the Flatford and Dedham Locks in Constable Country on the Essex and Suffolk border should be re opened for navigation by the end of next year
Police in Suffolk have confirmed that a body has been found in the River Stour in Sudbury.
Officers were called at 7.50pm on Friday. A member of the public had made the discovery off Ballingdon Street.
The body is yet to be identified, but it's believed to be that of 36-year-old Lee Hill from Sudbury, who was last seen on the evening of Sunday 5 August.
A post mortem examination will take place in due course but the death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner will be informed.
New measures are being taken to prevent further damage to the banks of the River Stour.
Barriers are being installed to stop vehicleschurning up saltmarsh and mudflats which provide a valuable habitat to local wildlife.
The land's a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area.
The banks are home to birds such as black-tailed godwits, brent geese and shelduck which use the area for feeding and roosting.
The Stour and Orwell Estuaries Management Group has developed the initiative with the support of organisations including Natural England, RSPB, and Essex County Council.
Up to now, vehicles and boats have been able to gain access to the area to launch boats - even though there is no legal launch point at the site.
The barriers will cost £4,000 with funding coming from the AONB’s sustainable development fund and The Crown Estate.