For the first time in several years, the north end of Big Chip was busy with guests who, for the first time ever, had an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful grounds of Brentwood Estate. In December of 2013, Keith and Annette Byman purchased Brentwood Estate from Tom and Barb McLeod. The 45+ acre private estate, which was utilized as a family retreat for the McLeod family, has now been opened to the public for weekly rentals during the months of April through November.
In the early 90’s, the Bymans rented the home of Maynard and Dorothy Peterson (Big Chip Lake residents) during the summer months as they were raising their 3 sons. At the time, Keith & Annette were living in Mason City, Iowa and later moved to Omaha, NE. Each summer, the family highlight was vacationing on Big Chip Lake. Naturally, many family memories were made on the lake during those years. Upon learning of Brentwood’s “for sale” status, they couldn’t have imagined a more perfect opportunity to come back to the lake area they fell in love with all those years ago.
Keith & Annette are excited to call Brentwood their new home and look forward to meeting their neighbors and fellow residents on the lake. To learn more about the property, please contact them at 402-201-4219 or visit their website at: www.brentwoodmn.com.
You should consider putting a Zebra Mussel monitoring device on either your lift or dock.
Take a scrap piece of PVC pipe, maybe a foot or two in length, and cap one end of the pipe. Attach the capped pipe to yo ur dock or lift however you choose but make certain the pipe is submerged, about a foot or so off the bottom of the lake, preferably in the shade, so the Zebra Mussels can find their way into the pipe. Inspect the pipe on a regular basis and report anything you think could possibly Zebra Mussels to the DNR.
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Minnesota DNR Lakefind Information for Chippewa Lake. Fish stocking report can be found here.
-DNR Invasive Species and Impaired Lakes listings here.
If you have not renewed your membership or joined your Lake Association, COME ABOARD!
Please complete the form below and send in dues payment for 2015. Dues remain at $30.00, additional payment of $20.00 fish stocking (optional).
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MAIL TO: Big Chippewa Lake Association; P.O. Box 457; Brandon, MN 56315