AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Standing water at the former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Botanical Gardens has prompted the Richmond County Mosquito Control to cite Georgia's Board of Regents for an environmental health violation. An inspection this week discovered water features at the site were not operating and instead holding stagnant water and breeding mosquitoes.
The state transferred the property to the Board of Regents last year after funding cuts forced the Hall of Fame to close in 2007. Regents' spokesman John Millsaps says the board was not aware of standing water issues on the property and is working with the city to correct any issues. Mosquito control technicians on Thursday released mosquitofish into the water to eat mosquito larvae and prevent the insects from hatching.