Good news for those who like to visit the Arboretum with their four-legged friends: Recent tests show cyanotoxins are no longer present in the Arboretum Waterway.
Specifically, microcystins — the primary cyanotoxin found in the Waterway in August — were not found in the most recent round of testing.
Does that mean your furry friend can go off leash for a swim? Unfortunately, the answer is still no. First off, it's never a good idea for dogs (or humans) to swim in water where algae blooms are known to occur and the Arboretum Waterway — along with many other bodies of water all over the world — is no exception. Secondly, dogs visiting campus must be leashed.
Learn more more about the original cyanobacteria detection by reading our article and FAQ from August, and continue to keep your pup on a leash everywhere on campus, including jogs or strolls along the Arboretum Waterway.