Several grants for parks and recreation projects have been announced by the governor’s office and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. They say more than $2 million in Recreation Passport grants will be awarded to 16 communities around the state in the latest round. That includes $150,000 for the village of Stevensville for the Hickory Creek Park Pavilion, $71,000 for the city of Watervliet for Hays Dog Park, and $74,000 for the village of Lawton for renovations at Chancy Park. The Recreation Passport grant program started 11 years ago with the goal of boosting visitation and funding for Michigan state parks. It’s supported with purchases of state recreation passports.