Michigan’s 12th Congressional District lies along the southern portion of the Detroit River, where it flows into the western basin of Lake Erie. The communities of this district are uniquely urban, yet intimately tied to the Great Lakes waterways that they border.

  • Ice conditions and water levels influence decision-making and navigation in communities along the Detroit River.
  • Communities feel the economic impact of invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels in the Detroit River, and cannot afford further losses from a potential Asian carp invasion.

Read more in the boxes below about how CIGLR and our partners are addressing these issues for safer, healthier, and more prosperous communities in Michigan’s 12th District.