South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has been to the River Wissey, near Mundford, to see for herself conservation work.
She was shown how cost-effective measures that can assist with the conservation of the waterways, supporting fish and invertebrates.
Altering and slowing the river flow, for example, can help create the right conditions for fish spawning.
Discussions were held with David Diggens and Jonathan Lewis from the Norfolk Rivers Trust, and Tim Bridge from Didlington Fisheries, about the management of the river networks in order to support a number of uses including recreation, farming and environmental awareness.
Ms Truss said: “I was extremely pleased to see the work done by the Norfolk Rivers Trust. Walking along the river bank, it was obvious that simple acts can do so much to create the right conditions for fish and bug life to thrive.
“We also spoke about the trust’s work along the River Nar, one of Norfolk’s most unspoilt and beautiful chalk streams. Stretching from Tittleshall to Narborough and on to King’s Lynn, chalk streams are globally rare river systems and the Norfolk Rivers Trust is working to preserve the rich and diverse ecology. I look forward to visiting the river early next year.”