Workers have been clearing the Purfleet of years of vigorous growth of vegetation, utilising a small boat called Tango.
The reinstatement, organised by West Norfolk Council, is part of a larger plan to reinvigorate the area in the centre of Lynn which has suffered badly from neglect.
A new bridge is planned to cross from Purfleet Street to the Baker Lane car park.
There are also plans to create a pocket garden on part of the car park.
This is one of 14 areas in West Norfolk which will be spruced up during the project which is a link-up between the council and the city of Amiens.
The scheme is the first of the projects to be carried out in the borough over the next two years.
All the work is being funded with a £400,000 European Union grant.
The Purfleet is this week being dredged to remove the many items thrown in over the past few years.
Our picture, somewhat reminiscent of a modern-day version of Constable’s Haywain painting, was taken on Friday by Lynn News photographer Alan Miller.