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2018 National Nonpoint Source Training Workshop

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

Registration is now closed for the workshop. This is an invitation-only event for state, tribal, and federal employees.

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.

NOTE: ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 6. PLEASE PREPARE ACCORDINGLY.

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INVITED ATTENDEES

  • 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
  • Attendee List
    Speaker Biographical Information

LODGING

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.
 
Antlers Colorado Springs
4 S. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-955-5600

 
The room block closed 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 Kathleen Kolva (NEIWPCC Operations & Events Coordinator) at 978-349-2048 or kkolva@neiwpcc.org.

DIRECTIONS

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: 1.5 hr.

Parking

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.

DINING

NEIWPCC has coordinated with several local restaurants to reserve space for attendees interested in dining with a group. NEIWPCC is providing this as a service, and attendees are responsible for the cost of their meals. Sign-ups for the dine-arounds will be available at the registration table.
Monday evening dine-around options
Wednesday evening tribal dine-around options
 

AGENDA & FIELD TRIP

Click here for the draft agenda
 
Field Trip Details: Sign-up required. We will be leaving at 1:10pm on November 8th from the Antlers lobby. Please arrive by 1pm so you’ll likely want to grab a quick lunch. Red Rock Canyon is a prime example of the urban/wild land interface. The unique and scenic geological formations of the Canyon will provide for an educational and enjoyable field trip on this recently preserved 1,476 acre parcel. The site contains a capped landfill, numerous erosion issues, old mining sites, stream course alterations, and recreation impacts. Educators from the Friends of Red Rock Canyon and NEIWPCC will provide field trip attendees with an understanding of the area’s nonpoint pollution issues and its natural and cultural history.
 
Educators will guide groups of attendees along 2-mile (with shorter 1-mile option) loops of scenic trails and will describe the numerous nonpoint and environmental issues on the site. Please bring water, sun protection, and wear shoes and clothing appropriate for gravelly trails and chilly weather. Bus transportation is provided.
 

REGISTRATION

Registration for this conference is now closed.
 

WEBINAR

Tribal sessions will not be available via webinar.
 
In an effort to provide learning opportunities for those that are not able to attend in person, NEIWPCC is using WebEx to offer select conference sessions in a live webinar format. Sessions are listed below.
 
Please note: NEIWPCC asks that individuals from the same organization share a line and call in as a group. No registration is required.
 
System Requirements

  • Broadband internet connection, phone line (audio not available via computer), and moderate/high screen resolution
  • One of the following operating systems: Windows® 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7 or newer; Mac OS® X 10.4 or newer
  • If it is your first time using WebEx, log-in will prompt you to download a small software package. This should take less than a minute.
  •  
    Log-in Instructions
    5-10 minutes before the start of the session, click the appropriate link below:
    Preconference Basic Training, November 5 – 8:30am-12:00pm
    Day 1, November 5 – 1:00pm-5:00pm
    Day 2, November 6 – 8:30am-5:00pm
    Day 3, November 7 – 8:30am-3:00pm
    Day 4, November 8 – 8:30am-12:00pm
    Note: all times listed are Mountain Standard Time
     
    1. Follow the link above, log-in using your name and email address.
    2. Once logged in, click the “Quick Start” tab in the top left of the screen, and then click the “I Will Call In” button to the left of your screen. The codes listed below should also appear under the “Event Info” tab in the top left of your screen
    3. Follow the 3 steps in the “I will call in” menu:
    a) Use your phone to dial the call-in number provided on your screen
    b) When prompted, use your phone to enter the “access code” provided on your screen. You will also be asked to say your name followed by the pound sign.
    c) Use your phone to enter the “attendee identity” provided on your screen. You are NOT prompted to do this. Simply enter the code after completing all previous steps
     
    Please note that webinar attendees will be muted upon entry and will remain muted for the entirety of the workshop or session and that webinar attendees will not be able to ask questions during the Q&A.
     
    Recordings will become available after the workshop.

    ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

    CONTACT US

    James Plummer
    (jplummer@neiwpcc.org)
    NEIWPCC, Lowell MA
    Phone: 978-349-2520

    Lisa Hair
    (hair.lisa@epa.gov)
    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.

    Photo copyright ©The Pikes Peak Guy, reproduced with permission.