USA • Northwest
“I create harmony on earth by respecting all beings.”
A retired soil scientist, Gray Henderson volunteers in many ways in his recently adopted community of Sandpoint, Idaho. As a board member and past president of the Bonner County Gardeners Association, Gray works with all seven Sandpoint elementary schools to coordinate garden programs, including classroom instruction and experiential learning. He also teaches courses for University of Idaho Extension in Bonner and Boundary counties and analyzes soils for the general public. As treasurer and grant writer for the local Vietnam Veterans and VFW organizations, Gray helps raise funds to assist area veterans. As a board member and water sampler for the Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeepers, Gray samples three of fifteen lake sites each summer month, trains volunteers, and summarizes data for the organization. He also volunteers for the Festival at Sandpoint, the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department, Sandpoint Elks, and Bonners Ferry community garden.