National NPS Training Workshops

National NPS Training Workshop 2018

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


The 2018 National Nonpoint Source Training Workshop will be held on November 5-8, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The workshop will take place at the Antlers Hotel (see location section below for more details). Representatives from regional, state, and tribal NPS programs will be working together over the upcoming months to plan the agenda for this workshop.

This is an important program management/training workshop and your attendance is required to improve the 319 program. Please remember to set aside travel money in FY18 for attending this workshop. Unfortunately, other 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.




  • State and Territorial Nonpoint Source Program Managers
  • Tribal Nonpoint Source Program Managers
  • S. EPA Regional and Headquarters Nonpoint Source Program Coordinators
  • NRCS Regional and State Conservationists, as well as NRCS Headquarters staff




The planning team is busy developing the workshop agenda. Please stay tuned for a draft agenda!




After the workshop, presentation PDFs will be posted online for each session.




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.


Antlers Colorado Springs
4 S. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903




Driving Directions to The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel Colorado Springs

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.

Directions 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.

Directions 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.



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



Hotel amenities:

  • Complimentary WiFi in guest sleeping rooms and meeting rooms.
  • Business center services including: fax capabilities, express mail, and complimentary printing and photocopying services.
  • Complimentary access to the fitness center and indoor pool.
  • Guest check-in time is 3:00pm; check-out time is 12:00pm


Reservations for this workshop can be made by calling the hotel toll free number, 866-299-4602, and reserving under the group name: 2018 National Nonpoint Source WorkshopThe room block ends on October 12, 2018, so please make your reservations prior to that date.

All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card, which will be supplied at the time of reservation.  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 Meeting & Event Planner) at 978-349-2048 or




Registration for this conference will open in Summer 2018, thank you for your patience.




There is no registration fee for this year’s workshop.



For those that can’t participate in-person, the workshop sessions will be hosted as live webinars. You must register separately for each day you wish to attend. The URL to log in will be different each day. Registration for remote participation will open when Attendee Registration opens in Summer 2018.



This local area map of downtown Colorado Springs provides recommendations for dining, shopping and other amenities.




Jane Ceraso
Phone: 978-349-2523

Samantha James
Phone: 978-349-2048

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.

For content based questions, contact Jane Ceraso at
For logistical, planning, and registration questions, contact Samantha James at