Michigan’s 13th Congressional District lies along the Detroit River. 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, navigation, and commerce in the key ports of Ecorse and Rouge River, which are part of the Port of Detroit – the largest seaport in the state of Michigan.
- 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 13th District.