The Toxic Blue-Green Algae Responsible For Killing Dogs Around The U.S. Has Been Found In Vermont

Potentially dangerous algae has been discovered in Vermont. The toxic freshwater bloom has been directly linked to the recent deaths of two dogs.

Known as cyanobacteria or blue-green algae, this phenomenon poses a threat to both people and animals. Here’s what you need to know and how to avoid exposure.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

Due to the rapidly shifting nature of cyanobacteria blooms, it’s not helpful to list currently affected sites. Please visit the state’s online tracker to see up-to-date information on which swimming spots are safe and which should be avoided.