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Join us for our next Brown Bag lunch, June 8, 2017. Please note: date change to the second Thursday of the month. How do we support and help sustain coastal clamming communities? The important role of partnerships for resilience in Downeast Maine. This presentation shares insights from a four-year ethnographic research project to understand and support sustainability efforts in Maine’s clamming communities. Clamming as a livelihood and culture has been integral to Downeast coastal communities for centuries. However, the longterm survivability of this way of life is threatened by a host of socio-environmental issues. This research describes these pressing issues and highlights opportunities for fostering the resilience of Maine’s clamming communities and, in particular, focuses on the important role of partnerships for resilience in the Frenchman Bay region and beyond. Bridie McGreavy is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine. She is also a member of Maine’s Shellfish Advisory Council and on the executive committee of the Frenchman Bay Partners.