Although Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District does not directly touch any of the Great Lakes, it still has a close connection with – and is affected by – the huge body of water to its west.

  • Lake-effect snow impacts communities in the 3rd District, particularly in Barry and Kent Counties.
  • With over 0.7 million acres of land in production and 10% of the state’s agricultural sales, Michigan’s 3rd District can utilize agricultural decision support tools that benefit both farmers and the Great Lakes to which the district’s surface waters drain.

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 3rd District.