Editor's Note: This is content provided by Wildlife Forever.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Wildlife Forever along with their county partners have a message to Clean, Drain and Dry your boat to prevent the spread of invasive species.

From Wildlife Forever:

Invasive species are one of the leading threats to native wildlife, endangered animals, agriculture, and even bodies of water. Creatures like the Sea Lamprey, the Asian Carp, and the Rock Snot are just a few examples of species with the potential to bring devastating harm to our lakes, rivers, and streams. They can even damage equipment like boats and drains.

WATCH: Aquatic Invasive Species - Above and below the waterline

Wildlife Forever has teamed up with more than 2,500 organizations across the nation, including Federal, State, and Canadian organizations, to stop the spread of invasive species with the CLEAN DRAIN DRY initiative.

For more information on invasive species in your community, click on the county:

Brown, Douglas, Big Stone

Blue Earth, Nicollet, Hennepin

Redwood, Cook, Rice

Yellow Medicine, Chippewa and St. Louis

If you or your group want to receive resources to help prevent the spread of invasive species head to the Wildlife Forever website. They have videos, pdf's and other materials for groups. You can also follow Wildlife Forever on Facebook.