The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department, Fort Collins Utilities and several partners have received City Council approval and are reintroducing endangered black-footed ferrets to Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Meadow Springs Ranch. Everyone is invited to a ceremony celebrating the release, Wednesday, September 3, 4-7 p.m. at Soapstone Prairie’s south parking lot. Speeches in the south parking lot will be followed by a 1 mile hike to the release site. Participants will witness the first ferret release by a municipality from a viewing point about ¼ mile away. There will be very limited photography opportunities. Free, no registration is required, but a reminder and updates are available by signing up at http://naturetracker.fcgov.com .