The Potomac Highlands Watershed School 

Stream Cleaner Environmental Forum 2011


Stakeholder POV Input Form

We strongly suggest that you write your POV statements in a word processing program like Word or Notepad, save it, and then copy and paste into the form below!!  There are two reasons for this:

  • Sometimes forms fail when you submit them, and it is really not fun to lose your hard work. 

  • Your POV statement should be considered a working document that each group refines over time; you don't want to keep retyping your statement -- that's why you have a word processor!

  • If you have trouble with the form, you can email your POV to


Last Day for POVs-  4/7/2011.  Remember, your POVs are to be done as as stakeholder groups, not as individuals, and your POVs should be focused on addressing these questions. 



SCE Forum 2011 POV Input Form

Your School-(Teacher):    

Control code (your teacher makes this code up):                     


Your Stakeholder Group's Name (please try to make it interesting): 



Stakeholder Category (pick one):




       Local Government

       Chesapeake Bay Program (State/Federal Government)

       Recreation & Tourism

       Bay Ecosystem


       Other (describe your "other" group below)


Your Stakeholder Group's POV Statement (see "POV tips" below).  If you are revising your POV, write REVISED at the top so we know.



Stakeholder POV Tips

A stakeholder is a person or a group with an interest in the success of an organization, project, or government action.  Every group has interests that are unique to them, and every stakeholder group has a right to be heard.  Your stakeholder group's “Point of View” statement should describe:

  • why you are important,

  • how the Bay’s problems (or related problems) affect you,

  • how the possible solutions affect you personally and maybe affect your livelihood,

  • what solutions and approaches your group would prefer. 

  • POVs should be crisp, concise, and persuasive.  The optimum length for a POV is from 250 to 600 words.

Think about these questions:

  • Will the solutions “cost” you in any demonstrable way?  What do you have to give up?

  • Will the solutions benefit you?

  • What could be done that would make your group more willing to participate?

  • How could the solutions be structured so your group would prosper as a result?

  • Could you be so harmed by the process of fixing the Bay that you disappeared?

  • If the Bay is not cleaned up, could you be so harmed that you might disappear?