Michigan’s 6th Congressional District is located in the southwest part of the state, on the shore of Lake Michigan. 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 port in St. Joseph.
  • The 6th 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 1.1 million acres of land in production and 19% of the state’s agricultural sales, Michigan’s 6th District can utilize agricultural decision support tools that benefit both farmers and Lake Michigan.

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 6th District.