Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District spans over 100 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. The communities here are intimately tied to the Great Lakes, both reaping the benefits and feeling the impacts of life where the land meets the water.

  • Ice conditions and water levels influence decision-making and commerce in the district’s key ports, including Muskegon, Grand Haven, Ludington, and Holland.
  • The 2nd District is among the heaviest-hit in Michigan by lake-effect snow, which affects all counties in the district.
  • Coastal communities feel the economic impact of invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels in Lake Michigan, and cannot afford further losses from a potential Asian carp invasion.
  • With over 0.5 million acres of land in production, Michigan’s 2nd District can utilize agricultural decision support tools that benefit both farmers and the Great Lakes.

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 2nd District.