Author Topic: Help us saving the Trou d'Haquin (Belgium) from destruction  (Read 943 times)

Offline Luc

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Hi all,
I am a Belgian caver, involved in exploration of the Belgian underground, as well as in the Pyrénées (France) (Anialarra, Pic de Ger).

I am contacting you because a major cave in Belgium is threatened by the possible construction of a new road in the middle of nowhere, despite the fact that the road density of the country is the world's most important (http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Belgium/Transport)

To help us, I would like to ask you to be so kind to signing a petition.  Here is a copy of the mail I am sending a bit everywhere, including the link for petition.  Please write in the comment that you are a caver :


As you may know, There are plans for a new road  between the N4 and the river Meuse, between the villages of Courrière and Mont–Godinne.
This project will :
-transform village streets and country roads (50-70km/h) into regional roads (90km/h)
-create a new road in the middle of fields, and will be placed on top of the Trou d’Haquin, destroying the cave and its valley forever.


You can find more info about the project on www.n931.be (sorry , in French only...)


To help the committee that opposes to the project, I would like you to sign the petition here :

https://www.change.org/p/pr%C3%A9servons-notre-patrimoine-exceptionnel-du-projet-de-voie-rapide-meuse-e411?recruiter=13464094&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
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Thank you for sharing this mail with as many people as possible here in Belgium or abroad.  The trou d’Haquin is a major cave in Belgium, and has probably been visited by each and every caver who ever came to Belgium.

Thank you very very much for your support, and have a nice day.

Luc

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Re: Help us saving the Trou d'Haquin (Belgium) from destruction
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 01:12:39 pm »
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Offline Luc

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Re: Help us saving the Trou d'Haquin (Belgium) from destruction
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 01:42:22 pm »
Thank you all guys!   :clap2:
The counter jumped by >100 just this morning thanks to your support.

Keep on pushing.  I hope to be able in a few months to tell you that the project is abandoned.   :thumbsup:


FYI, my team (www.grps.be) is working since 3 years  to completely re-survey the cave to the very last bit.  The old topographies are a mix of different maps surveyed over the last 70 years (from 1947 to 1995), with numerous problems of orientations, angles and proportions.  With modern techniques (Disto X, what else?) we are making a tremendously more precise drawing and managed to double the previous estimation.  And it is not yet finished.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2018, 01:53:01 pm by Luc »

Offline Pegasus

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Re: Help us saving the Trou d'Haquin (Belgium) from destruction
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 02:59:15 pm »
Will share on on the UKC facebook page  :)

...and signed

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Re: Help us saving the Trou d'Haquin (Belgium) from destruction
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 03:10:27 pm »
Done.
Anything I say is represents my own opinion and not that of a any club/organisation that I am a member of (unless its good of course)

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Re: Help us saving the Trou d'Haquin (Belgium) from destruction
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2018, 12:20:56 am »
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Re: Help us saving the Trou d'Haquin (Belgium) from destruction
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2018, 08:14:27 am »
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