The health of the watershed is inextricably linked to the impact of climate change and a stable climate is dependent on smart clean energy choices. Making the connection between climate and a healthy watershed is the job of CURE’s Climate and Energy Desk. Growing crops for fuel impacts water quality. Increased rain and storm events due to climate change impact river flow and increase flood risks. Changes in seasonal weather challenge the survival of native plant and animal populations. Some climate solutions rest in policies that make clean energy the preferred choice for consumers and other solutions rest in policies that mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.