About Glenn Legacki

Illinois

Glenn Legacki’s dedication to preserving and restoring urban forests has made a big contribution locally in Atlanta and is inspiring others to help preserve urban forests.

Glenn is one of Trees Atlanta’s most active and dedicated volunteers and a leader within the nonprofit’s Forest Restoration program. Since first volunteering in 2018, he has participated in 34 projects totaling more than 140 hours of service. He found his calling in forest restoration, a process of restoring urban greenspaces that are overrun with invasive plants like kudzu and wisteria. After completing a forest stewardship class and leading projects in many Atlanta communities, Glenn adopted Gilliam Park, a 12-acre outdoor recreation area in Atlanta’s Kirkwood neighborhood, and now leads monthly projects restoring this urban greenspace.

Glenn’s monthly volunteer projects engage volunteers from around Atlanta, educating them about how to identify and control invasive plants. Rapid growth in Atlanta means we are losing many trees to development, making the restoration and preservation work that Glenn executes increasingly important. Beyond his work with Trees Atlanta, Glenn regularly shares his expertise and has become an expert community resource on all things “green.”