The South Platte watershed provides Colorado with 75% of its municipal water while constant threats from weather and human activity damage the fragile ecosystem. The contamination of the water source requires constant maintenance to remain healthy. The Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) works with local partners and volunteers to focus on project planning, implementation, and monitoring within the watershed. Water quality threats from wildfires, sediment erosion, weed control,
The economic balance of the Florida Everglades has recently been thrown off due to expanding agricultural and residential development in the region. The skyrocketing development of Florida’s east coast has shrunk the Everglades to half its original size from the start of the twentieth century leading to the decimation in populations of wildlife found nowhere else in the world including the Florida panther, American alligator, and the Cape Sable seaside sparrow.