On September 15, the Embassy of the United States of America partnered with Clean-Up Oman and Be’ah in celebration of International Coastal Clean-up Day. U.S. Ambassador Marc J. Sievers and Deputy Chief of Mission Stephanie L. Hallett joined 270 volunteers of all ages and nationalities to collect trash along A’seeb beach. At the start of the event, Ambassador Sievers welcomed and thanked participants for helping to raise awareness about coastal conservation. Several passersby were moved to take part in the beach clean-up after seeing the excitement amongst the large number of volunteers who were all wearing t-shirts that celebrated the clean-up day.