Our volunteers do amazing work in NH, from making a difference for our natural resources, to supporting youth and families, to helping downtowns become more vibrant, they give freely of their time to make NH a better place to live. Each year we raise funds to support their work through UNH's (603) Challenge. This year's challenge will take place 12:00 a.m. ET on Friday, April 9 to 11:59 p.m.
One year into the pandemic and many of us have taken to nature for solace, fitness, and safer socialization. Overall, there were 2.2% more people actively enjoying the outdoors in 2020, meaning that millions of Americans who previously did not seek outdoor recreation experiences were newly discovering (or rediscovering) these interests. Some of these increases in participation have led to increases in economic activity.