Help us save Iceland´s largest river and one of the country´s most beautiful waterfalls!
The main plan for the municipality Flóahreppur, 2006-2018 in former Villingaholtshreppur, has already been advertised. The main plan includes the construction of the Urriðafoss hydropower dam which will among other things destroy the beautiful Urriðafoss waterfall, and cause extensive other damage to the Thjorsa river´s catchment area. The river Thjorsa is the largest river in Iceland with a catchment area that includes the spectacular Thjorsardalur valley, where ruins of viking settlements have been found.
The protectors of the river Thjorsa, want to encourage everybody, everywhere in the world, to make an international effort in saving the Thjorsa river. Please send in your protests and comments to the municipality of Flóahreppur, right now. The deadline for handing in comments is on the 1.st of August 2008.
Please note, that all comments made have to be written and sent in traditional mail. E-mail is not acceptable. It is also necessary to sign the letter with full name and address, because all those that send in comments, are apt to receive answers from the municipality in the mail when decision has been taken.
Here you can access a prepared letter of comments in ENGLISH that can be changed according to will and sent in to the Flóahreppur municipality. Please forward this letter to as many as you can. You can share this article with a personal nota with a friend and/or post a link to some of the communities awailble (see below).
It is very important to note that Iceland´s pristine nature is not the sole domain of Icelanders, but belongs to all the inhabitants of this planet. It is therefore essential that people from all parts of the world, show that they are concerned about the horrible things that are happening to the natural wonders in southern Iceland.
Unnendur Þjórsár „Leggjumst á eitt um að bjarga Þjórsá!“, Náttúran.is: July 28, 2008 URL: http://natturan.is/d/2008/07/11/sioasti-sens-ao-bjarga-thjorsa/ [Skoðað:June 22, 2021]Efni má nota eða vitna í samkvæmt almennum venjum sé heimilda getið með slóð eða fullri tilvitnun hér að ofan.
skrifað: July 11, 2008
breytt: July 28, 2008