2018 National Nonpoint Source Training Workshop

November 5-8, 2018
Antlers Hotel
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Registration is now open for the workshop. This is an invitation-only event for state, tribal, and federal employees. A link to register will be included in an invitation email. If you have not received an invitation email and believe you should have, please contact James Plummer.

This is an important program management/training workshop and your attendance is encouraged to improve the 319 program. Unfortunately, travel assistance from EPA will generally not be available for this workshop. However, to keep costs low there will not be a registration fee.

This workshop is being funded under a cooperative agreement to NEIWPCC from the U.S. EPA’s Nonpoint Source Control Branch and is also co-sponsored by U.S. EPA Region 8.


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  • State and Territorial Nonpoint Source Program Managers
  • Tribal Nonpoint Source Program Managers
  • EPA Regional and Headquarters Nonpoint Source Program Coordinators
  • NRCS Regional and State Conservationists, as well as NRCS Headquarters staff
  • All selected speakers and presenters


The 2018 National Nonpoint Source Training Workshop will take place at the Antlers Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, with spectacular views of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains. The hotel is within walking distance to numerous restaurants, shops, museums, and downtown nightlife. For an area map, click here.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Antlers Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs, CO at the current federal per diem rate of $106.00.
*Please note that the room rates will be based and updated on current per diem rates at the time of the conference. Prevailing government per diem rate for Colorado Springs will be confirmed in August 2018. At that point, the rate will be updated. Any existing reservations will be updated with the confirmed prevailing rate.
Antlers Colorado Springs
4 S. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

The room block ends on October 12, 2018. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel toll free number, 866-299-4602, and under the group name: 2018 National Nonpoint Source Workshop. All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card, which will be supplied at the time of reservation. Guest check-in time is 3:00pm; check-out time is 12:00pm. Any guaranteed reservation not cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival will be subject to one night room and tax cancellation fee.

If you have any questions or concerns about making reservations, contact Samantha James (NEIWPCC Business Operations Manager) at 978-349-2048 or


Driving to The Antlers

From the North: Follow I-25 S to exit 142 (Bijou St). Turn left heading east for 1/2 mile. At 2nd light, Cascade Ave, turn right (S). Entrance to the hotel is 2 blocks on the right.

From the South: Follow I-25 N to exit 142 (Bijou St). Turn right heading east for 1/2 mile. At 1st light, Cascade Ave, turn right (S). Entrance to the hotel is 2 blocks on the right.

From Colorado Springs Municipal Airport

Exit from airport is Drennan Road. Follow Drennan to Academy, turn left onto Academy, take to I-25 North (right turn), follow I-25 until exit #140 Nevada Avenue. Turn right onto Nevada Avenue/follow North 2 miles to Pikes Peak Avenue. Turn left, hotel ahead.

Distance from Hotel: 11 mi.

Drive Time: 25 min.

From Denver International Airport

Exit airport on Pena Boulevard. Right at exit 6A S on E-470 (tollway), for approxiately 25 miles to I-25 S Exit (Colorado Springs), take I-25 S to exit 142 (Bijou St.). Turn Left for .04 miles. Turn right onto Cascade. Follow for 2 blocks. The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel is on the right.

Distance from Hotel: 85 mi.

Drive Time: 2.5 hr.


Complimentary covered Self-Parking in the underground parking garage is available for all workshop attendees.

NEIWPCC is neither coordinating nor providing travel to or from DEN or COS.


Click here for the draft agenda
Field Trip Details: Friends of Red Rock Canyon is a non-profit group devoted to the preservation of the Red Rock Canyon Open Space. FORRC educators will guide attendees along scenic trails and describe the numerous NPS issues they are managing and the restoration projects that have been implemented. The unique geological formations of the Canyon, the nearby landfill, erosion, dams, and recreation impacts on the Canyon all provide for an enjoyable and educational field trip. FORRC educators will provide field trip attendees with an understanding of the area’s natural and cultural history. Transportation is provided. Please wear shoes and clothing appropriate for outdoor walking. Be sure to bring water.


Registration for this conference will open on July 27, thank you for your patience. There is no registration fee for this year’s workshop, however registration will be required to attend. Registration closes October 12.


For those that can’t participate in-person, the workshop sessions will be hosted via live webinars. Registration for remote participation will open when Attendee Registration opens in Summer 2018. The URL to log in will be different each day, so you must register separately for each day you wish to attend.
After the workshop, presentation PDFs will be posted online for each session.
Unfortunately, we are unable to host the tribal technical session via live webinar.


James Plummer
Phone: 978-349-2520

Lisa Hair
US EPA, Headquarters
Phone: 202-566-1043

For information on the previous National NPS Training Workshop that NEIWPCC hosted, see our 2016 National NPS Training Workshop Archive page.

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